Mental Health and Wellbeing
Mental health is just as important as physical health. LGBTIQ Queenslanders have poorer mental health outcomes and higher rates of suicidality and self-harm than the rest of the population.
LGBTIQ people are:
- Twice as likely to experience anxiety disorders
- Three times as likely to experience affective disorders such as depression and social phobias
- Five times more likely to experience major depressive episodes.
However, there are some resources and mental health services that can help provide support.
Clinic 30 Mental Health Service
What the service provides
- Person-centred counselling and support for the issues and experiences that are most important to you
- Support for a range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, personality vulnerabilities, bipolar, schizophrenia, and other related issues
- Counselling in relation to eating issues, addictions, alcohol and/or drug use, self-harm, or suicidal thoughts.
- Support to explore relationships, grief and loss, sexuality, gender identity, intimacy, work stress, or emotional wellbeing.
- Assistance to identify and link with supports, services, and community groups.
How to access the service
- Contact your GP and make an appointment for a Mental Health Treatment Plan
- A Mental Health Treatment Plan gives you access to 10 x one hour appointments in a calendar year
- Your GP will either fax the referral to Clinic 30, or give you the paperwork to bring along to your first appointment
- Call Clinic 30 on (07) 3017 1777 to book your appointment
- Appointments are available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Diverse Voices is a Queensland based non-profit organisation with a focus on the wellbeing of the diverse voices that make up our community. Their focus is on the operation of a peer to peer telephone and internet counselling service.
Ph: 1800 184 527
7 days, 3pm till midnight
Provided by counsellors with specialised skills, knowledge and experience in the area of LGBTI service provision, the service’s central hub is our Spring Hill venue in Brisbane, but we also have a network of specially trained counsellors in many of our regional venues. Our helpful contact centre staff can help you find a counsellor who is right for you.